Collinsville Township tax increase failed in 3 to 2 vote

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COLLINSVILLE, IL (KTVI)-- A property tax levy increase in Collinsville Township has failed in a three to two vote.

Around a hundred people showed up at Tuesday night's township meeting to find out more about the proposed property tax levy increase.

There has been a lot of back and forth on the issue of raising taxes by as much as four percent. Two weeks ago trustees voted on the issue and it ended in a tie, they had a December 10th deadline to make the decision.

A 4 percent road and bridge tax increase was recently passed. Township trustees say the projected income from the levy if it had passed would have generated $55,000 per year. Officials also say the lack of tax dollars won't affect services offered to the community and they wanted to give citizens a break because of unemployment and other financial issues affecting the community.

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